Clifton, John M. 2009

Clifton, John M. 2009. The future of the Shahdagh languages. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 2009. 33-45. Walter de Gruyter, Inc., 125 Pearl Street, Third Floor, Boston, MA 02110: Walter de Gruyter GmbH \& Co. KG. (Access through University of Hawai'i at Manoa).

  address      = {Walter de Gruyter, Inc., 125 Pearl Street, Third Floor, Boston, MA 02110},
  author       = {Clifton, John M.},
  editor       = {Fishman, Joshua A. and Otheguy, Ofelia Garcia},
  howpublished = {Journal; online},
  institution  = {SIL International},
  journal      = {International Journal of the Sociology of Language},
  note         = {Access through University of Hawai'i at Manoa},
  number       = {198},
  pages        = {33-45},
  publisher    = {Walter de Gruyter GmbH \& Co. KG},
  school       = {University of North Dakota},
  title        = {The future of the Shahdagh languages},
  url          = {},
  volume       = {2009},
  year         = {2009},
  abstract     = {Budukh, Kryz, and Khinalug are three Caucasian languages spoken in northeastern Azerbaijan near Mount Shahdagh. The speakers of all three languages are highly multilingual; reports are that they have near-native fluency in Azerbaijani. Furthermore, speakers of all three have been migrating from the mountains to more hospitable plains communities where they interact even more with native speakers of Azerbaijani. All three are endangered to some degree, but there are no detailed descriptions of the sociolinguistic situation in any of these languages. In 2000–2001, a research team investigated patterns of language use, language proficiency, and language attitudes in the three communities. The results suggest that the situation is far from uniform for the three language groups. While massive language shift is occurring in Budukh even in the mountain communities, Kryz is used in most village situations. Finally, a stable diglossia is currently in evidence in Khinalug. In all three communities, however, the traditional languages are definitely being replaced by Azerbaijani.},
  doi          = {10.1515/ijsl.2009.025},
  hhtype       = {comparative (computerized assignment from "languages")},
  inlg         = {English [eng]},
  isbn         = {1613-3668 (online ISSN)},
  issn         = {0165-2516},
  lgcode       = {Budukh [budu1248]; Kryts [kryt1240]; Khinalugh [khin1240]},
  local_ids    = {92440},
  macro_area   = {Eurasia},
  src          = {degruyter, elcat}